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went into a ditch. her mother and her sister were killed. it happened yesterday on interstate 80. good evening, i'm dan winters... and i'm sonya heitshusen... the girl was driving with a learner's permit. and age is just one of the factors investigators are looking at. justin surrency has the story, first on thirteen... every month, sometimes everyday... iowa drivers see the every month, sometimes everyday... iowa drivers see the numbers rise... "cars are safer but there's more distractions and people are driving faster."the 285 traffic deaths on iowa roads so far this year may seem as an obscure number most cannot relate to... "right now we are 5 less than a year ago at this time."but 11 year old nataija watkins and her mother 39 year old barbara watkins both from des moines, died tuesday and they are more than two numbers added... they serve as a cautionary tale the numbers are real... "kind of scratching our heads
right now as to what happenediowa state troopers say around 12:30 pm tuesday 14 year old bryneisha watkins with an instructional permit driving with mother sabrina and her two sisters 13 year old natasha and 11 year old nataija attempted to pass a semi heading west along i-80 near newton, lost control sending the vehicle into the north ditch where both nataija and natasha were ejected... under iowa law you can be 14 years old as long as you have an instructional permit and you have a family member over the age of 21." iowa law also states a permittee shall not operate a motor vehicle if the number of passengers exceeds the number of safety belts which the family fell in line with...but the injuries to natasha and the death of nataija could have been lessened... " we believe at this they were not wearing seatbelts in the back seat and under the age of 18 you have to be wearing your seltbelt... the tragedy was one of 5 fatalities yesterday... "those two, one by pella and two by webster city that all
happened in about 14 hours"today all five victims have been added to the running tally but iowa state troopers and the families of those involved hope drivers who pass the signs everyday see so much more than a death toll... " anytime, any place anywhere, doesn't matter the day of the week or conditions...we just need to wear seatbelts and watch out for distracted driving because ther's so many things these days that distract drivers from paying attention." state highway patrol investigators are still looking into what may have caused bryneisha watkins to lose control of the vehicle... a jury has found a boone man guilty of second degree murder in the december 20-13 shooting death of devlin lockman. leigh lepon was originally charged with first degree murder. lockman was found with a gunshot wound to the head at a home in ames... investigators first called the
shooting an accident... but they later ruled it was a homicide. lepon will be sentenced on december 21st.. a former city clerk in the town of casey has been indicted... accused of misspending nearly 300-thousand dollars in city funds... and setting a building on fire last year. dorothy dillinger faces five counts of mail fraud... and one count of malicious use of fire. investigators say she used a city credit card for personal use... then set a fire at the casey community building to cover it up. the fire destroyed city hall and the city's financial records. the following morning, investigators were scheduled to audit those records. auditors were able to get information from vendors to re-create key documents. after a last minute change, rick santorum was part of our second iowa forum this afternoon... bobby jindal was originally scheduled, but he ended his presidential campaign yesterday. so former iowa caucus winner rick santorum stepped in. he spent the hour talking health care. he acknowledge that the affordable care act has helped some people... but says that number is small and most of those people are on medicaid. santorum told our dave price
what he would do to undo obamacare... 34:44 but you can repeal all the money, you can take out all the taxes, the fees, you can take out all the money 34:51 if someone doesn't pay insurance, instead of getting taxed or fined you, there is no money, there is no fine, small business, get a penalty but you don't pay a fine because all the money is taken out. 35:06 that's the way you defang obamacare in a sense. eliminate by defunding it. 35:11 joins us tomorrow for our next forum... donald trump will join dave price on the dmacc campus in newton... the hour will focus on job creation. tickets are sold out, but an overflow room is set up for people who would still like to go. it will air live starting at four o- clock on channel 13. you can also catch it on-line at whotv.com. politico hosted a discussion on
des moines this afternoon. the panel included political insiders and campaign advisers. the politico caucus offered a economy and the election. their polls show that voters are still waiting to hear how the presidential candidates plan to grow the economy and address income inequality. the democratic and republican side don't really care about which candidate is buying the most air time for television ads. our readers might when they're talking about the strategy of the campaign they care about- what are the candidates saying about pocket book issues 51 the politico caucus includes insiders from the four early voting states.... iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and nevada. a popular downtown restaurant is closing for renovations. dos rios will close thanksgiving day until early march... but plans to reopen before the nc-double a tournament.
owners will be updating the dining space, bar, and patio. as many 40 employees will be impacted by closure... owners say they're trying to help them find jobs in the interim. another closing is coming... some golf courses are retiring for the season waveland and grandview golf courses in des moines will close tomorrow. blank stays open year-round and will welcome golfers when temperatures and wind chill are above 40-degrees. waveland and grandview will still host visitors this winter... sledding hills will be open with four inches of snow on the ground. sledding in the metro might not happen soon... but snow is on the way.... snow is coming, right when football championships are
but coaches and players are not worried about the weather... conditions will be perfect inside the uni-dome... how dowling is spending it's last couple practices dreaming of an historic three-peat in sight.... but first... the des moines fire department is denied a grant to add more than a dozen firefighters to it's ranks. reaction from the chief... and what it means for the workload
451803 - its just a matter of not enough money to go around and not enough money, means the issue of not enough firefighters for the des moines fire department will continue... the department was denied a federal grant which would have allowed them to add more than a dozen firefighters. now, if the department wants to hire more staff -- it'll have to go through the city's budgeting process channel 13's jodi whitworth is following this story. jodi the history of the city approving more staff... isn't a good one? yeah sonya -- currently there are 280 members in the department and the council hasn't approved hiring more any than that since 2012. the local firefighters union says with the federal rejection of the grant -- they hope the city will consider stepping in to help 461615 - were gonna keep moving forward. we cant cry over spilled milk there is nothing we can do about it now and we are going to continue to move forward and work with city as best as we can to try and do that for months the union has vocalized the issue of under - staffing. had the grant been approved -- it would have added 15 more firefighters and fully staffed - all front line vehicles. fire chief john
tekippe says the grant would have been an important step in how to address the long term issue of staffing... but now the department is facing 14 open positons by the end of the year. the chief worries the union's recent negative attention to the department swayed fema's choice to award them the grant 5:58 - there is an element politically that can impact the grant. its not a part of the merit of the applications process and i wouldnt be able to point to anything there. i think thats the reality of these processes. just as we are aware of politics so are those that are giving the awards john tekippe we are aware of politics so are those that are giving the awards john tekippe the chief tells me he plans to apply the grant again for next year. and with temperatures going down, the chance of a furnace fire goes and with temperatures going down, the chance of a furnace fire goes up.... along with a host of
other issues... crews with bell brothers heating and cooling were out checking furnaces before the cold sets in... maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your furnace running this winter. they say call a professional you see rust on a vent pipe, water coming from underneath the furnace, or if the furnace is constantly turning off and on. workers will look items like the flame sensors, burners, gas pressure and other items. but biggest problem, you can fix yourself... 29:47 the biggest thing we have a problem with is, especially when it is really cold out is when you have the longest run times, people don't change their filters, the furnace trips out a safety and they don't have any heat. 29:58: one more item you can check on yourself, the vent pipes on the outside of your home. there typically two white pipes, one intake and one exhaust. check clogs from like leaves or snow, especially during a blizzard.
dowling has won back to back state titles. no 4a team has ever won three in a row. dowling practiced in the cold, damp weather today, but they'll return to the familiar climate control of the unidome friday night. dowling has lost one game in three years, and now a win away from a threepeat. once you get going, you still have to make plays to win the game. dowling and cedar rapids kennedy, friday night at the uni-dome. tomorrow night, pella and norwalk decide the class 3-a championship. it's a rematch. pella handed the warriors their
pella ran its way to a 21-nothing win. some norwalk fans wanted the dutch again, and they got 'em. iowa's desmond king would seem a lock for all-america, and he's been added to the walter camp player of the year watch list. king, a junior cornerback, leads the nation with 11 interceptions. iowa speedway president jimmy small just turned 30. maybe jimmy's having an early mid-life crisis. small just tried out for the iowa barnstormers. yes, you heard that right. he's 6-4, 6-6 with the hair. small showed up at barnstormers tryout camp in pella, and gave it a shot at wide receiver. his 5-4 40 speed made separation tricky when being guarded. small caught a few passes. dropped a couple. mostly it looks likes he had fun. small kept checking the mailbox,
he told me today, brannen broke the news today. small will remain an executive. the cubs have the national league rookie of the year, and manager of the year. do they also have the cy young winner? yes. jake arrieta, another former i- cub, wins the cy young after his remarkable season,especially the second half. zach greinke finished second. a group of runaways were easily
who's going to take care of israel and support them - our greatest ally in the middle east? the united states hasthe capability of doing this, and it's in our economic and national security interest that we do it. i will be that kind of president and i hope you want that kind of president for our country going forward. announcer:right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message.